If you own a commercial property, you likely have a rubbish removal bin somewhere on the property. The company from which you rent your bin will usually have a few tips for keeping it secure and ready for emptying and for managing your rubbish overall. However, you might note a few additional tips that will help keep the bin in good repair and keep your rubbish manageable. Contact your rubbish removal company if you need more information about the bin on your property.
Keep it shaded
When choosing the area where you'll keep the bin, you need to ensure the truck picking it up can easily access it. You might also want it relatively close to the building but not very visible to tenants or visitors. When deciding on the location and considering all those factors, note too if you have a shaded area on your property where you can put the bin. Shade will keep heat away from the rubbish and, in turn, help to eliminate odours from the bin. Chances are you cannot build a covering for the area where you keep the bin as this will get in the way of the collection trucks, but note if there is a stand of trees on your property that would work to keep the bin as shaded as possible. You might also be able to erect shade sails over the bin that won't get in the way of the collection truck.
Use tight-closing bags
When your janitors or cleaning personnel bag up the trash in your facility, be sure they use tight-closing bags and that they've secured them as much as possible. This will keep trash from spilling out of the bags while in the bin; this too can help reduce odours. This also reduces the amount of trash that might spill out of the bin itself as it's being emptied; in turn, your property will stay cleaner overall.
Keep the door and lid closed
It's good to invest in a bin with a side door on a hinge that closes automatically. If you opt for a bin with a sliding door, you need to ensure that your cleaning personnel know to always keep it closed even if the bin isn't very full. Additionally, if your bin gets consistently overfilled so that the top lid juts open even slightly, consider having it emptied more often or getting another bin to accommodate your rubbish. Keeping the door and lid closed will keep out pests and bugs and also help to control odour.